Last Year for the M Series

1948 Studebaker M5 Pickup

Studebaker had been making rolling carriages since they first produced the Conestoga Wagons. They knew something about engineering rugged vehicles. That’s why many Studebaker historians think the company may have produced some of the best and most battle tested vehicles for World War II.

This week a private party seller from Roswell, Georgia listed this seldom seen 1948 Studebaker M5 Pickup for sale on the Cars-On-Line website. You never see these half-ton M5’s on the market any more. The year 1948 was the last year they made the M5 (replaced by the Studebaker R Series.) The seller says this one is totally rust free and has fresh paint and interior. The 6 cylinder motor has been rebuilt. The transmission is a three-speed on the floor. (Click the link to see more photos.)

Although the Studebaker M Series trucks were designed for World War II use, Studebaker obtained permission to begin production of the truck for civilian use about 1945. The M Series trucks looked much different than other pickup trucks of the era. They had a more aerodynamic shape with vent windows, a feature not found on trucks back then. All M Series pickups came with the Champion engine, a 169 ci six cylinder. It was rated at 80 hp. The M Series was designed by Raymond Loewy, a legendary Studebaker name. The front and rear fenders on this truck were interchangeable. Studebaker knew how to save money on production costs.

It invites notice to find a piece of Studebaker history in such nice condition. The M5 made a distinct sound when it was revving up to 4,000 rpm. It was truly remarkable for a Flathead six.

New Listings

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This Weeks Featured Stories

Real 289 Cobra

Legendary Motorcar Company has a real 1964 Shelby Competition Cobra 289 in amazing restored condition. More important, it has a racing log that establilshes it as one of the great Cobras of all time. Won The 1966 SCCA B/Production Championship In The SE Division. It was not campaigned by the Shelby team but was independently owned at the time. That makes it even more special and adds to its provenance. Click the link to read all the history on this one. It was one of the best independentlly owned Cobras in its day and is seen here in its livery. Only 31 Cobras were known to have competed under independent ownership.

2023 Porsche 911 GTS Targa

Just about as close to brand new as you can get, this 2023 Porsche 911 GTS Targa is stunning in Porsche Slate Gray with a Chalk interior. It is being offered for sale at Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta. They say it has just 18 miles recorded on the odometer. You will be its first owner. The 911 4 GTS Targa boasts a powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that delivers 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a thrilling driving experience. Its impressive new technologies include Porsche Active Suspension Management and Porsche Torque Vectoring. It is a chance to own Porsche excellence.

Video Ads

1964 Oldsmobile 442

A police package originally came on this 1964 Oldsmobile 442, the owner says. He gives us a walk-around tour of his prized 442 and then takes it out for a ride. This is all you have to do to create a video for you car. We can’t figure out why more people don’t do this. This video is packed with important information to show how special this muscle car is. Once you view this video you might start speaking Oldsmobile.

Have you seen our CarsOnLine.tv Classic Car Video marketplace? To feature your car on CarsOnLine.tv, just add a video to your Cars-On-Line.com ad. Video ads have become the most important development for internet sellers. Just upload your video to YouTube and we’ll embed your video in your Cars On Line.com ad at no extra charge.

Here are a few more ads with interesting videos:

1971 Chevy NovaBig Block SS 396Video
1964 Ford F100 PickupComplete frame-off restoVideo
1953 Ford F100 PickupFrame-off resto, 454 ciVideo

Collector Cars with Low Miles

1995 Corvette Pace Car

Everybody knew that the Indy Pace Car for 1995 was going to be collectible. But how many have been stored under a wrapper all these years? Here is a 1995 Corvette Indy Pace Car Convertible which will amaze you. It is being offered for sale at Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, Illinois. They tell us it has only 2,453 miles. What a find! The special paint in a two-tone purple and white scheme with wild “ribbon striping” was quite a sensation at the time. Chevrolet only produced 527 pace car models that year. All of the units manufactured with this paint scheme were convertibles. Midwest has produced a walk-around video of the car for your enjoyment.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1973 AMC Hornet, P.J.’s Auto World, FL, 21,364 actual miles

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, shows 23k miles

1996 Corvette, West Port Auto Center, MO, 23k miles

2002 Pontiac Trans Am from Marietta, GA, 2,860 miles

1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, 24k mi

1981 GMC Sierra, Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta, GA, 38k miles

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

This old Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith actually takes a pretty nice picture, but it could use some light cosmetic work to bring it back to life. It is a rare left-hand-drive edition which features coachwork by Park Ward. The two-tone burgundy over cream has a rich look. You might find that it is well-priced for a car of this pedigree.

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1951 Jaguar XK120, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1954 Jaguar XK120SE Drophead, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1963 Studebaker Avanti, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1958 Dodge D100, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Price Reduced

1970 Chevelle SS LS5 454

There is nothing hotter in this market than a big block Chevelle Super Sport. We can’t keep them in our listings. Everyone is looking for them. So this week R&R Classic Cars out of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada dropped a bombshell when they reduced the price on this 1970 Chevelle SS LS5 454. It must be Christmas, eh? They say it has been stored in a heated garage for the past 20 years. In 2005-2006 it was restored to factory spec. Just look at the photos at the link. They were asking $125,000 for it just weeks ago. This week they dropped the price to $109,000.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455$79,000$69,000
1970 Plymouth Cuda$95,000$79,900
1972 Corvette$45.000$41,000
1969 Chevelle SS$83,495$75,300
2002 Corvette Z06$45,000$27,500
1984 Buick Grand National$36,995$23,999
1929 Dodge Coupe$32,500$28,500

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

1971

Plymouth Road Runner

Resto Mod 1971 Plymouth Road Runner GTX-R…
1968

Camaro RS Resto Mod

1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Resto-mod Finished…
1966

Mercury Comet

1966 Mercury Comet Restomod. Collectible Motorcar of…
Camaro Z/28 Pro Touring

Camaro Z/28 Pro Touring

1969 Camaro Z/28 Pro touring. Big dollar…

Street Rods

1947

Pontiac Torpedo

1947 Pontiac Torpedo Resto Mod…
Ford Street Rod

Ford Street Rod

1936 Ford Street Rod. 1936…
Plymouth 4 Door Sedan

Plymouth 4 Door Sedan

1938 Plymouth 4 Door Sedan.…
Ford 5 Window Coupe

Ford 5 Window Coupe

1935 Ford 5 Window Coupe.…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Exotic Car Section

2005

Lotus Elise

Bordeaux Red Pearl 2005 Lotus Elise for…
1991

Dodge Stealth

This 1991 Dodge Stealth for sale in…
2021

Aston Martin DBX

Onyx Black 2021 Aston Martin DBX. 3,200…

Rock n Roll 50’s

1957

Chevy Bel Air Convertible

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible correct…

Replicas & Neo Classics

1965

Shelby Cobra

1965 Shelby Cobra in stunning…
1965

Shelby Cobra

1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster…
1965

Superformance Cobra

How to buy a brand…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1999

Am General M1123

1993 AM General M1123 highly…
1971

Ford Bronco 4X4

This 1971 Ford Bronco 4×4…
1990

Hummer H1

Ultra Rare 1990 Hummer H1…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Future Collectibles

1999 Pontiac Trans Am

Pontiac Trans Am

PRICE REDUCED – Pewter metallic 1999 Pontiac Trans Am. WS6…

You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Microcars

1996

Rover Mini

1996 MINI COOPER CABRIOLET RARE LIMITED PRODUCTION 1 OF ONLY…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

1930

Chrysler Model 70

Tan 1930 Chrysler Model 70 Phaeton with…
1938

Packard Rollston

1938 Packard Rollston Eight 1668 All-Weather Panel…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

MOPAR

1972

Dodge Dart

Plum Crazy Purple 1972 Dodge Dart for…
1973

Plymouth Road Runner

1973 Plymouth Road Runner for sale in…
1969

Plymouth Road Runner

This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner for sale…
1969

Plymouth GTX

This 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible for sale…
Dodge Polara 500

Dodge Polara 500

1963 Dodge Polara 500. Original Max Wedge…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle Cars

1964

Chevy Nova

1964 Chevy Nova an attractive cruiser. EFI…
1970

Chevelle SS

Green 1970 Chevelle SS is a true…
1967

Chevrolet Chevelle

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 for sale…
1967

Camaro RS/SS 350

1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 350 for sale…
1970

Chevelle SS LS5 454

1970 Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible For Sale…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

1964

Ford Galaxie 500 XL

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 390 V8.…
1971

Ford Torino Cobra

1971 Ford Torino Cobra, for sale has…
1969

Ford Torino Talladega

1969 Ford Torino Cobra Talladega for sale…
2012

Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Performance White…
1967

Shelby GT500

1967 Shelby GT500 Brittany Blue For Sale…

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

1967

Pontiac GTO Convertible

1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible Last year for…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Oldsmobile Muscle

1970

Oldsmobile 442

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible for sale in…

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Buick Muscle Cars

1987

Buick Grand National

Amazing 1987 Buick Grand National from Collectible…
1967

Buick GS

1967 Buick GS400 for sale has a…

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.

AMC Muscle Cars

1970

AMC Javelin SST

1970 AMC Javelin SST Numbers Matching 304 C.I. V8, for…

Station Wagons

1928

Ford Model A Woody

PJ’s Auto World is pleased to…

Late Model Sports Cars

2003

Corvette Z06

2003 Corvette Z06 low mile. VERY…
2003

Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Terminator.…
2004

Mustang GT Roush Stage 2 Convertible

2004 Ford Mustang GT Roush Stage…
1997

Panoz AIV Roadster

Super rare 1997 Panoz AIV Roadster…
2010

Corvette ZR1

Introducing a Cyber Gray 2010 Chevrolet…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

Chevy 2 Door Sedan

Chevy 2 Door Sedan

1957 Chevy 2 Door Sedan. frame…
1955

Ford F100

1955 Ford F100 302ci. FORD 302CI…
1956

Chevrolet 3100

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Restomod from…
1958

Chevrolet Apache

1958 Chevy Apache 3100 Fleetside Pickup.…

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.

Motorcycles

2019

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

2019 Harley Davidson Electra Glide, Standard for sale has a Milwaukee Eight 107 C.I. V-Twin, 6 Speed Manual Transmission, Vivid Black Paint, Upgraded Seat, Upgraded Saddlebags, Only 7,604 Miles! CLEAN Jet Black Electra Glide Standard! Click the link above for…
Honda

Honda

CANDY BLACK CHERRY CHROME EDITIONPURCHASED NEW IN 20081832cc, FLAT SIX, FUEL INJECTED5 SPEED13,512 MILESRUNS GOOD LIKE BRAND NEW.OWN AND RIDE A PIECE OF ROLLING ARTAlways kept on a battery tender and run / stored with non-ethanol fuel.Asking $22,500 OBO.Test drives…

You’ll see more on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

Classic Pickups

GMC 1000

GMC 1000

1961 GMC 1000. Nice restoration of a 1961…
1983

Chevrolet Dually

1983 Chevrolet Dually C30 1-Ton Dually Pickup for…
White WC20 2-Ton Truck

White WC20 2-Ton Truck

1956 White WC20 2-Ton Truck. Fully restored with…

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs

1967

Ford Mustang

1967 Ford Mustang T-5 Fastback for sale…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

Muscle Car Clones

1969 Camaro COPO ZL1

A private party seller from South Carolina has posted his 1969 Camaro ZL1 reproduction for sale this week. The restoration on this 427 Camaro is so extensive it is equipped with the 2nd generation GM ZL-1 limited production all aluminum engine. It even has the correct smog equipment and 12-bolt 4.10 Posi rear. Find detailed photos at the link.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger from Miami, FL, real 426 Hemi

1970 Dodge Challenger from Sherman, TX, with R/T trim

1970 Pontiac GTO from Plentywood, MI, GTO Judge Clone

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

1957 Ford Sunliner

Beverly Hills Car Club is dominating our DEALs of the DAY feature today with some highly desirable collector cars at great prices. Here is a 1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner for sale out of their Los Angeles location. It has a push-button radio, automatic transmission and power steering. They say it is mechanically sound although they note that it will need some light cosmetics to bring it back to its fromer beauty. You should have a pre-purchase inspection performed to get a good idea of how much work is involved here. But hurry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is $15,750.

1954 Cadillac Series 62

Another excellent find from Beverly Hills Car Club is this 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan in driver quality condition. Black with a grey interior, they say it is mechanically sound. It is equipped with an automatic transmission, V8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor, power steering, dual exhaust, fender skirts, fender -mounted antenna, whitewall tires and power windows. You can see more photos at the link. To get a better idea of the condition class an how it drives you should have a pre-purhase inspection performed on it. Don’t wait too long. It will be the DEAL of the DAY on the COL website on Sunday. The asking price is $18,750.

1974 Chevy Nova

A great value, this 1974 Chevrolet Nova could be a base car for a resto mod or you might like to drive it just the way it is. It is being offered for sale at Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, Illinois. They indicate that it is a one family owned car since it was new. But they do not talk about the condtion or how it runs. You may want to have a disinterested third party do a pre-purchase inspection before you buy. This is a 6 cylinder version with an automatic transmission. You can view a walk-around video of the car done by Midwest Car Exchange. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is $9,900.

1964 Corvair Monza

Another deal being offered this week at Beverly Hills Car Club is this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 Coupe in factory blue finish. It has a light blue interior, manual transmission, V6 engine, Rochester dual carburetors, single exhaust outlet, quad headlights, three-spoke steering wheel, fender-mounted antenna, “Monza” badges, louvered engine cover, chrome bumpers/trim, front bucket seats, driver-side mirror, door pockets, a rear bench seat, manual-crank windows, sun visors, glove compartment, an ashtray, and a vintage Delco radio. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday next week. The asking price is $8,950.

1971 VW Super Beetle

We had no more than listed this 1971 VW Super Beetle Convertible for Beverly Hills Car Club than we got a call from a buyer from California that wanted more information. (We think he didn’t see the link to the ad on our site and got so excited he had to call us.) No wonder. Come to find out the asking price on this VW is real attractive. It seems it is the star of our Volkswagen Section this week. It has Karmann fender emblem, chrome headlight rings, Nankang tires and body-color wheels. They call it “a well priced weekend cruiser that is mechanically sound.” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $14,750.

1964 Dodge Polara

Although this 1964 Dodge Polara is said to drive very well right now, Country Classic Cars out of Staunton, Illinois has mused that it will probably be a great candidate for a resto mod restoration. Odds are they are right. The red 4-door sedan is powered by a V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission with push button shifting. This Polara also comes equipped with power steering, air conditioning, updated radio plate, updated engine gauges, and features a red interior with red vinyl bench seating. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is $14,900.

1948 Desoto S11

Country Classic Cars has this one for sale, too. It is a sharp looking 1948 Desoto S11 Custom. I remember when these cars struck me as just looking old. Now all that chrome in the front has a fresh look again. They say the vehicle has been recently serviced including all fluids changed, new battery, new fuel tank, carburetor overhaul, new brakes and wheel cylinders, and tires. Steering and the front end on this one is very tight and responsive.  It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The asking price is $19,950.

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1954 Ford Mainline$18,900Bentley, LA
1970 Bentley T1$17,500Los Angeles, CA
1976 Cadillac Sedan DeVille$15,500Clearwater, FL
1987 Cadillac Brougham$12,900Alsip, IL
1998 Mustang Cobra$15,750Staunton, IL
1998 Camaro Z28$14,900Alsip, IL
2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP$19,900Alsip, IL
2008 Ford F450 Blue Diamond$17,995St Charles, MO

Cars for under $10,000:

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow$9,750Los Angeles, CA

Cars On Line features vehicles here based on their listed price. We are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are only pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always “as is” and “where is.” There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy. Click here to purchase a detailed vehicle inspection.

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A customer from Arkansas tried our Run Till Sold ad with a 1968 GMC Jimmy Fire Truck Tanker. It was featured in last week’s newsletter. This week he told us to mark it SOLD.

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